Over the last decade, our Vancouver web application developers have successfully engineered and deployed hundreds of Vancouver web application development (WADs) projects ranging from document management repositories to dealer reward points programs to pension and contribution planning and investment systems. Our Vancouver web application development team continues to enjoy its success and growth as more and more Vancouver clients recognize the value of data centralization and knowledgebase accessibility.
RADs, WADs, Intranets, Extranets... what does it all mean?
RAD (Rapid Application Development) is exactly what its label implies. Rapid Application Development is a process through which the development of an application is expedited, enabling quality web applications to be developed faster, while saving resources.
RAD replaces a significant amount of hand-design and coding requirements, which are also dependent upon the skills of available individuals, with open source design and development tools, which are inherently more stable, much faster and less prone to error than hand-coding.
An intranet application is a software application primarily used from within the internal network of an organization. Most commonly intranet applications are developed using web technologies making them easily accessible through web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. An example would include a document management application accessible only to management and employees from within the company's internal computer network.
Extranet applications are software data applications which provide limited access to your company's internal data by outside users such as customers and suppliers. Limited extranet application access may include the ability to order products and services, check an account's order status, request customer service assistance or any number of other tasks.
A recently-released web application development project provides similar functionality involving a dealers' rewards program portal, by automating monthly sales input, calculating each dealer's earned rewards, issuing purchase orders to vendors for merchandise acquisition and handling shipping, distribution and logistics.
A properly developed extranet application provides the supply chain connection needed with customers and suppliers to dramatically lessen routine and time consuming communications. Doing so frees up resources to concentrate on customer service and expansion as opposed to administrative office tasks such as data entry.
Which leaves us with WAD, or web application development.
Web application development is the process and practice of developing applications accessed over a network such as the Internet, an extranet or an intranet, which relies on a common web browser to render and execute the application.
Examples of ongoing public access WADs would likely include Bing & Google Search, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. Internal business application development projects managed through your company intranet might include contact management, website content management, blog content management, sales & rewards management, staff scheduling, site statistics & marketing, etc. Some of these applications may very well be made available and accessible to limited users through the company extranet such as limited contact management access to sales representatives in the field.
Our Vancouver web development projects are created using open source technologies such as MySQL or PostGreSQL databases in combination with server-side scripting languages such as PHP and/or Perl and other web technologies such as DOM, XML and XSL.
Initially, it's quite possible an implementation of an open source solution such as CMS Made Simple, Drupal, WordPress, Joomla or Plone may be the prefect fit. These content management systems typically allow for far more direct control over your content and its distribution, should you wish to be more hands-on.
This combination allows for the functionality and scalability required to accommodate existing business demands as well as keeping an eye out for future growth.
An important part of our Vancouver web application development process involves our emphasis on system analysis and design. This ensures the application to be developed will fulfill your business requirements, and allows us to identify supplementary features which can provide additional benefits.
Our open application development approach also forms the foundation of a web application which meets today's business needs and budget, while planning ahead for flexible expansion and customization in the future.
There are many advantages to choosing and using a web application over other forms of application software:
With over a decade of experience, our Vancouver web application developers have turned ideas and dreams into incredible user and website visitor experiences. Clients have routinely hired our team of Vancouver application development professionals only to have their expectations exceeded.
Our proven technical approach of incorporating repeatable processes and reusable components helps us reduce costs and deliver high-quality, low-bandwidth applications. Our knowledge of N-tier application development and custom software development ensures all applications built and released are both flexible and scalable, and are able to respond to the evolving needs of your business today and tomorrow.
Contact our Vancouver web application developers for more information on how we can help your business today — call 604.540.2348 or email us!
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